Washington, DC at Night (Time-lapse + HDR Toning)

At Triple Exposure, we always love to see great examples of time-lapse.  What’s even cooler though is when the author uses HDR toning to really make their images. pop!  Have a look at some great shots.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/32424955 w=640&h=360]
 By Drew Geraci
“This piece is all about DC at dusk and night — concentrating on the monuments and historical buildings on the mall. During the making of this time-lapse, I was hassled/stopped 27 times by DC police and received 5 parking tickets. That’s pretty much how it goes in DC.
With help from my buddy Drew Breese, Russ Scalf, and a few unnamed sources we were able to complete this production… even if it was slightly behind schedule. It took nearly 3 months to film the sunsets — since DC weather isn’t always the best.
For the production, I used a combination of standard frames, tone-mapping, and traditional HDR (on a few shots). It’s quite the mixture.”
Processed with: 
  •  Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II
  • Canon 50mm f/1.4
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II
  • Dynamic Perception Stage Zero

Processed with: 

  •  Adobe After Effects CS5.5
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

Posted on November 21, 2011, in HDR, Time-lapse. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.